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Jill Biden at Joe Biden's drive-in campaign rally at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 2. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Jill Biden plans to continue working full-time as a teacher when she becomes first lady next year.

Why it matters: The college English professor, who holds four degrees including a doctorate, will be the first FLOTUS with a full-time job in 231 years, USA Today notes. She told CBS in August it's "important" to continue teaching. "I want people to value teachers and know their contributions, and lift up the profession," she said.

Of note: Her spokesperson Michael LaRosa said in an emailed statement that Jill Biden's role as first lady will be "focused on building her team and developing her priorities focused on education, military families and veterans, and cancer."

Go deeper: Biden era begins

Editor's note: This article has been updated to include LaRosa's comment.

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Progressives shift focus from Biden's Cabinet to his policy agenda

Joe Biden giving remarks in Wilmington, Del., last month. Photo: Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images

Some progressives tell Axios they believe the window for influencing President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet selections has closed, and they’re shifting focus to policy — hoping to shape Biden's agenda even before he’s sworn in.

Why it matters: The left wing of the party often draws attention for its protests, petitions and tweets, but this deliberate move reflects a determination to move beyond some fights they won't win to engage with Biden strategically, and over the long term.

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Coinbase files to go public

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase on Thursday filed to go public via a $1 billion direct listing.

Why it matters: This comes in the midst of a crypto boom, and the listing may further legitimize the industry.

Trump’s blunt weapon: State GOP leaders

Trump supporters rally near Mar-a-Lago on Feb. 15. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

President Trump didn't have to punish his critics in Congress — his allies back in the states instantly and eagerly did the dirty work.

Why it matters: Virtually every Republican who supported impeachment was censured back home, or threatened with a primary challenge.